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Portland Stairs

An inventory of Portland outdoor public stairways with each stairway having 100 or more stairs. Most of these stairways are described in Laura O. Foster's book, "The Portland Stairs Book". Go to publicstairs.com for more info and stair maps for other cities.
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Mt Tabor Summit Stairway
Mt Tabor Summit Stairway: 282 stairs
Lower end: SE 69th Ave
Upper end: SE Tabor Summit Dr
Type: concrete
Elevation gain: 171 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 61, for description.
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Lewis and Clark Circle Stairway
Lewis and Clark Circle Stairway: 175 stairs
Lower end: SW Osage St
Upper end: SW Lewis and Clark Way
Type: concrete
Parking: Uptown Shopping Center
Elevation gain: 102 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 12, for description.
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NE 42nd St Stairway
NE 42nd St Stairway: 123 stairs
Lower end: NE Wistaria Dr
Upper end: NE Alameda St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Wistaria
Elevation gain: 61 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 45, for description.
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Stanton Stairway
Stanton Stairway: 118 stairs
Lower end: NE Wistaria Dr
Upper end: NE Alameda St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Wistaria
Elevation gain: 60 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 46, for description.
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Mt Tabor Reservoir Stairway
Mt Tabor Reservoir Stairway: 131 stairs
Lower end: east side of Reservoir 6
Upper end: west side of Reservoir 5
Type: concrete
Parking: Mt Tabor Park
Elevation gain: 96 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 53, for description.
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The Coming of the White Man Stairway
The Coming of the White Man Stairway: 278 stairs
Lower end: W Burnside St
Upper end: The Coming of the White Man statue
Type: stone and concrete
Parking: Uptown Shopping Center
Elevation gain: 154 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 11, for description.
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Broadway Stairway
Broadway Stairway: 203 stairs
Lower end: SW Broadway Dr
Upper end: SW Hoffman Ave
Type: wood
Parking: limited parking on Hoffman
Elevation gain: 112 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 65, for description.
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SW 12th Ave Stairway
SW 12th Ave Stairway: 181 stairs
Lower end: SW Cardinell Dr
Upper end: SW Cardinell Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Cardinell
Elevation gain: 108 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 69, for description.
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SW 19th Ave Stairway
SW 19th Ave Stairway: 246 stairs (153 stairs to Mill)
Lower end: SW Market St
Upper end: SW Vista Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Vista
Elevation gain: 146 ft (88 ft to Mill)
Note: Between Mill and Vista this stairway goes through private property; please observe signs.
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 77, for description.
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Summit Stairway
Summit Stairway: 157 stairs
Lower end: NW Summit Ave
Upper end: NW Westover Rd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Westover
Elevation gain: 91 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 127, for description.
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Fairfax Stairway
Fairfax Stairway: 131 stairs
Lower end: NW Fairfax Terrace
Upper end: NW Cumberland Rd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Fairfax
Elevation gain: 77 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 129, for description.
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Thurman Stairway
Thurman Stairway: 100 stairs
Lower end: NW Thurman St between 3418 and 3424
Upper end: NW Aspen St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Thurman
Elevation gain: 69 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 147, for description.
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Linnton School Stairway
Linnton School Stairway: 106 stairs
Lower end: NW St Helens Rd
Upper end: NW 2nd St
Type: concrete
Parking: Linnton Community Center
Elevation gain: 62 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 155, for description.
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NW 107th Ave Stairway
NW 107th Ave Stairway: 176 stairs
Lower end: NW St Helens Rd
Upper end: NW 3rd St
Type: metal (lower); concrete (upper)
Parking: Linnton Community Center
Elevation gain: 104 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 156, for description.
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OHSU School of Nursing Stairway
OHSU School of Nursing Stairway: 123 stairs
Lower end: SW US Veteran Hospital Rd
Upper end: SW Gaines St
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Gaines
Elevation gain: 62 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 167, for description.
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OHSU Sports Center Stairway
OHSU Sports Center Stairway: 183 stairs
Lower end: SW Campus Dr
Upper end: SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Type: concrete and wood
Parking: limited parking on Gaines
Elevation gain: 108 ft
Note: Middle and upper section of stairs is the same as OHSU Canyon Garage Stairway.
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 169, for description.
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OHSU Canyon Garage Stairway
OHSU Canyon Garage Stairway: 158 stairs
Lower end: entrance to OHSU Canyon Garage
Upper end: SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Gaines
Elevation gain: 81 ft
Note: The middle and upper sections are the same as OHSU Sports Center Stairway; follow SW Trails 1 signs.
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 171, for description.
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Nebraska Stairway
Nebraska Stairway: 147 stairs
Lower end: SW Barbur Blvd
Upper end: SW Parkhill Dr
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Nebraska
Elevation gain: 79 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 175, for description.
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Condor Stairway
Condor Stairway: 191 stairs
Lower end: SW Terwilliger Blvd
Upper end: SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on Terwilliger
Elevation gain: 95 ft
Note: Not included in "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs".
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SW 14th Ave Stairway
SW 14th Ave Stairway: 110 stairs
Lower end: SW Hall St
Upper end: SW College St
Type: concrete, wood, earth
Parking: limited parking on 14th
Elevation gain: 61 ft
Note: See "Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs", page 73, for description.
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Meridian Ridge Stairway
Meridian Ridge Stairway: 167 stairs
Lower end: NW Meridian Ridge Dr
Upper end: NW Skyline Blvd
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on NW Meridian Ridge Dr
Note: Info from "The Portland Stairs Book", p. 26.
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Jackson Middle School Stairway
Jackson Middle School Stairway: 136 stairs
Lower end: Jackson Middle School
Upper end: SW 41st Ave
Type: Concrete
Parking: limited parking at Jackson Middle School
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Iowa Stairway
Iowa Stairway: 129 stairs
Lower end: SW View Point Terrace
Upper end: George Hines Park
Type: stone?
Parking: limited parking on SW Iowa St
Note: Info from "The Portland Stairs Book", p. 27.
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Custer Stairway
Custer Stairway: 100 stairs
Lower end: SW LaView Dr
Upper end: SW Kelly Ave
Type: concrete
Parking: limited parking on SW LaView Dr
Note: Info from "The Portland Stairs Book, p. 28.